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Revitalizing Agroforestry

Hawaii Edible Landscaping News Release 

The public is invited to attend “Revitalizing Hawaii with Agroforestry”, a free evening presentation, on Friday, Oct. 27, 5:30-7:00 p.m., at Lanikeha Community Center in Hoolehua. 

Dave Sansone, owner of Hawaii Edible Landscaping, LLC on Hawaii Island will be sharing how agroforestry practices can help cultivators meet their needs while protecting and revitalizing the health of the land and water.  

“Agroforestry is a set of sustainable agriculture practices with ancient roots that can increase production, beat the weeds naturally, and improve the soil,” Sansone explains. “It has successfully transformed abandoned farmlands in drought prone areas into lush forest farms with year round springs.” 

“Gardeners, farmers, habitat restorationists, and land managers can benefit from agroforestry since it ‘let’s nature do the work’ to reduce dependence on increasingly expensive and scarce resources like fertilizer, herbicide, fuel, and irrigation,” Sansone says.  

Attendees will learn what agroforestry is, see examples of agroforestry in action in Hawaii, and go home empowered with simple agroforestry practices that can be used in gardens, farms, forests, and managed landscapes.  A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

Sansone has over 20 years of experience in agroforestry and natural farming.  His company, Hawaii Edible Landscaping, LLC offers agroforestry consultation, design, installation, and maintenance for Hawaii’s diverse growing conditions.  

The Lanikeha Community Center is located at 2200 Farrington Avenue, Hoolehua.

There is no admission charge.  Food and beverages will be provided.

For more information, go to HawaiiEdibleLandscaping.com or call 808-464-3657.

Sponsors are Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center at UH College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management, Marine and Environment Institute of Pohnpei, USDA, and Hawaii Edible Landscaping, LLC. Also, the event is in collaboration with Fina Kaauwai and the Hawaii Farmers Union United Molokai Chapter.


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